Home » About Us » News » Creative Learning Week 2022
30th September 2022

Creative Learning Week 2022

The Grand Opera House is delighted to present a diverse and accessible collection of workshops, lectures, tours and screenings curated by our Creative Learning team.

Running between 31 October and 05 November, the Creative Learning Week will bring a host of experts in creative fields into the Theatre to deliver workshops and lectures open to a range of ages and abilities. The Grand Opera House are proud to work with practitioners such as NI Opera, Amadan Ireland, and Laura Walker, among others to deliver this exciting week of creative learning opportunities.

Full listings and details of how to book below:

31 October: Dementia-friendly Film Screening

The Grand Opera House is delighted to bring back its popular dementia-friendly film screenings, with Alfred Hitchcock’s  psychological thriller Strangers on a Train on Monday 31 October at 11.00am

These screenings are open to everyone but are particularly suitable for people living with dementia, their family, friends and carers.



01 November: Over 50s Ballet

Join us for a gentle introduction to ballet for the over 50s facilitated by Laura Walker, Associate of the Royal Academy of Dance and Registered Teacher of the Royal Academy of Dance Silver Swans Licensee.




01 November: Acting For Screen

This unique workshop will give you an insight into the mind of a casting director and help improve your skills in acting for screen. The workshop will be facilitated by Mike Hooley from Carla Stronge Casting, whose most notable recent credits include Casting Director on Derry Girls Series 3, Bloodlands Series 2, and The Last Rifleman.




02 November: NI Opera presents Opera Tots

Opera Tots for children aged 0-24 months is a newly designed programme by Northern Ireland Opera which they are delighted to  bring to the Grand Opera House for the first time. Join some of their experienced singers and dancers as they guide your Opera Tot through the stories and music from some of opera’s favourite pieces.




03 November: A Beginner’s Guide To Playwriting

This one-off workshop with Emily DeDakis will cover the basics of playwriting: the craft and questions, tools and experiments that can turn the smallest seed of an idea into a story for the stage. It will focus on visual and theatrical storytelling, finding your own path and owning your style.





03 November: Amadan present Play & Confidence

Amadan, Ireland’s premier devised theatre company specialising in the artistry and mastery of Clown and Buffoon, have created a bespoke masterclass for the Grand Opera House, suitable for artists and theatre students alike.





04 November: Sensory Submarine

The Sensory Submarine run accessible and inclusive sensory play sessions across Northern Ireland. Sessions are relaxed, child-led and most importantly fun! A great way to introduce your child to the theatre!





05 November: Theatre Tours

Led by one of our knowledgeable Customer Experience Assistants, Theatre Tours give you the chance to see the incredible results of the restoration of this iconic building, and explore the fascinating story of the Grand Opera House’s rich and colourful history from 1895 to the present day.


Become a Bronze Friend!

Be one of the first to hear about new shows, special offers and buy tickets 48 hours before they go on general sale. It’s simple to register and FREE, just sign-up below.